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Sunday, August 11, 2019.



Birthdays


1600 Paul Hallman, composer
1613 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer
1635 Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)
1673 Richard Mead, London, physician
1720 Martin Gerbert, composer
1737 Joseph Nollekins, London, sculptor
1744 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
1748 Joseph Schuster, composer
1772 Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general
1778 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement
1799 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
1805 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
1807 David R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849
1811 Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]
1823 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
1828 Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), died in 1909
1832 Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1833 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
1836 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician
1837 Marie Fran‡ois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated
1858 Christian Eijkman, Neth, bacteriologist (avitaminos, Nobel 1929)
1860 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson ‚tats de Normandie)
1862 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
1863 Arpad Szendy, composer
1867 Hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade)
1867 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
1870 Tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)
1873 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
1880 Frederick Jerome Work, composer
1882 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian marschal/viceroy of Ethiopia
1883 Ernst Stadler, writer
1888 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)
1890 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
1891 Helen Broderick, US, com‚dienne/actress/singer (Swing Time)
1892 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer (Scots Unbound)
1892 Mac Diarmid, writer
1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
1894 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
1897 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)
1898 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist
1900 Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]
1900 Charles William Paddock, Texas, 100m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1920)
1902 Lloyd Nolan, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place)
1902 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
1902 Lloyd Nolan, SF Calif, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place)
1902 Lloyd Nolan, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place)
1903 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist
1904 Jess Stacy, pianist
1906 Harry Elstrím, Danish/Belgian sculptor (Great Passion, Black Christ)
1907 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
1909 Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
1909 Hugo Buchthal, art historian
1909 Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
1910 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
1911 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
1911 Benny Lee, entertainer
1911 Henry Kulky, Hastings-on-Hudson NY, actor (Otto-Life of Riley)
1911 Prem Bhatia, journalist
1911 Ronald Batty, bookseller
1911 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
1912 Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)
1913 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
1915 Kunio Toda, composer
1917 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
1920 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
1920 William Masselos, Niagara Falls NY, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976)
1921 Alex Haley, American author (Roots)
1921 Alex Haley, US, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots)
1921 Alex Haley, American author (Roots)
1924 Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush)
1925 Mike Douglas
1925 Mike Douglas
1925 Mike Douglas
1925 Mike Douglas
1925 Mike Douglas
1925 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
1925 Mike Douglas, Chicago Ill, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show)
1925 Robert Linn, composer
1926 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
1926 Bernard Ashley, English fashion designer/pres (Laura Ashley)
1926 Claus Von Bulow, accused of murdering his wife
1926 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
1926 J R S Fincham, geneticist
1927 James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry
1927 Kenneth Eastham, MP
1927 Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh, Dutch MP (VVD)
1927 Pentti Vihtori, Finland, writer/poet (Yksin„iset [Solitude])
1927 Raymond Leppard, London England, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch)
1928 Arlene Dahl
1928 Arlene Dahl
1928 Arlene Dahl
1928 Arlene Dahl
1928 Arlene Dahl
1928 Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher
1928 Richard Barratt, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary
1929 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
1929 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen)
1930 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
1930 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
1930 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
1932 Angela Rumbold, MP
1932 Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)
1932 Geoffrey Cass, CEO (Cambridge U Press)
1932 Lord Varley
1932 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist
1932 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Cura‡aos worker's union leader/boxer
1933 Reverend Jerry Falwell
1933 Reverend Jerry Falwell
1933 Reverend Jerry Falwell
1933 Reverend Jerry Falwell
1933 Reverend Jerry Falwell
1933 Jerry Falwell, US, TV evangelist (Moral Majority)
1933 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
1933 Justin Connolly, composer
1933 Tam…s Vasary, pianist/conductor
1934 Bob Hepple, master (Clare College Cambridge)
1936 D V Day, Principal (St John's College, Durham U)
1936 J L Thompson, Bishop (Bath & Wells)
1937 Allegra Kent, US actress (Addams Family)
1937 Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)
1937 Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
1938 Allegra Kent, Santa Monica, Calif, ballerina
1938 Rainer Boesch, composer
1939 Attila Bozay, composer
1940 Kip King, Chicago Ill, actor (Charlie & Company)
1941 Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)
1941 Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
1942 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
1943 Denis Payton, rocker (Dave Clarke 5-Glad All Over)
1943 James Kale, rocker (Guess Who)
1943 Kenny Gamble, US songwriter (Me & Mrs Jones)
1943 Krzysztof Meyer, composer
1944 David Pearl, British judge
1946 John Conlee, Versailles Ky, country singer (Common Man)
1946 Marilyn Vos Savant, St Louis Mo, writer/world's highest IQ (228)
1947 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
1947 Jeff Hanna, singer/guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) [or Jul 10]
1947 Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1948 Don Boyd, director (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock)
1949 Eric Carmen, Cleveland Ohio, rocker (All by Myself)
1949 Ian Charleson, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire)
1949 Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
1950 Steve Wozniak, cofounded Apple Computer
1950 Erik Braunn, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
1950 Steve Wozniak, co-founder (Apple Computers)
1950 Steve Wozniak, cofounded Apple Computer
1951 Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
1952 Ann Michelle, England, actress (Virigin Witch, Mistress Pamela)
1953 Terry "Hulk" Hogan
1953 Terry "Hulk" Hogan
1953 Terry "Hulk" Hogan
1953 Terry "Hulk" Hogan
1953 Terry "Hulk" Hogan
1953 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], Ga, WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89)
1953 Sanford Jensen, South Haven Mich, actor (Foley Square)
1954 Joe Jackson, English singer/pianist/composer (The Harder they Come)
1954 Lina Polito, Naples Italy, actress (Love & Anarchy)
1954 M V Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79)
1954 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
1955 Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
1957 Richie Ramone, [Richie Beau], rock drummer (Ramones-Pet Semtary)
1958 Cordelia Gonzalez, San Juan PR, actor (La Gran Fiesta)
1958 Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)
1959 Linda Rhys Vaughn, Grossmont Ca, playmate (Apr, 1982)
1960 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
1961 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1961 Frederick W Sturckow, La Mesa Calif, USMC capt/astronaut (sk: STS 88)
1962 Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pitts Steelers)
1962 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
1963 Mike Huff, Honolulu HI, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1964 Grant Osten Waite, Palmerston NZ, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open)
1964 Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)
1966 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
1967 Brad Dalgarno, Vancouver, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1967 Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1968 Charlie Sexton, rocker (Arc Angels)
1969 Dave Pashko, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 CPGA Winter Tour)
1969 Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
1969 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
1971 Aaron Miller, Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1971 Julie Anne Clark, Tucson Az, playmate (Mar, 1991)
1972 Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
1973 Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
1973 Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
1975 Chris Kelly, [Mack Daddy], Teaneck NJ, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up)
1975 Natasha Bell, Miss Michigan USA (1996)
1976 Lubomir Visnovsky, Topolcany CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1976 Will Friedle, Hartford Ct, actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love)

Events


Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia
Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia
117 Hadrianus hears of death of emperor Trajanus of Antioch
1253 Clara van Assisi leads rules of life in order of Clarissen
1304 Sea battle of Zierikzee
1492 Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI
1522 Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails
1597 Germany throws out English sales people
1611 Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia
1674 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Cond‚ vs Willem III)
1695 English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
1718 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
1772 Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000
1780 Barbados hurricane begins
1835 George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
1860 Nation's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev)
1863 Cambodia becomes French protectorate
1866 World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)
1874 Harry S Parmelee patents sprinkler head
1877 Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Deimos
1877 Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Deimos
1877 Asaph Hall discovers Mars's moon Deimos
1884 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
1885 $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty
1885 Oakland A's Dave Kingman becomes 21st to hit 400 HR
1888 California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)
1896 Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
1904 German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
1907 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
1909 Liner "Arapahoe" is 1st ship to use SOS distress call
1909 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
1909 Warren Bardsley (136 & 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test
1914 France declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914 Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland
1914 John Wray patents animation
1914 Mitchenick Poland, expels Jews
1918 Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans
1919 Green Bay Packers football club founded
1919 Weimar Republic begins in Germany
1920 1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia
1923 Dutch Premier de Geer resigns
1924 1st newsreel pictures of presidential candidates were taken
1924 US presidential candidates make 1st film for bio-scoop news
1926 Cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double
1928 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
1928 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
1929 Babe Ruth hits his 500th homer
1929 Babe Ruth hits his 500th homer
1929 Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)
1929 Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
1929 Russian-Chinese border fights
1933 Temp. hits 58øC (136øF) at San Luis Potos¡, Mex. (world record)
1933 Temp. hits 58øC (136øF) at San Luis Potos¡, Mex. (world record)
1933 Temp reaches 136øF (57.8øC) at San Luis Potos¡, Mex (world record)
1934 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay
1935 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
1936 Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
1939 Sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe
1940 38 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 German air raid on British harbors Portland/Weymouth
1941 FRD & PM Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter
1942 - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland
1942 999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium
1942 British aircraft carrier Eagle torpedoed & sinks
1942 Lt-gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar
1943 Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov
1943 Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres
1943 US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily
1944 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy
1944 French 5th Armour division recaptures S‚es
1944 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz
1944 US air raid on Palembang
1945 Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito
1948 Summer Olympics opens in London
1949 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
1949 Gaston Eyskens forms Belgiangovt
1950 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
1950 Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Bkln Dodger, 7-0
1950 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
1950 King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium
1951 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi R in Ks, Okla, Mo & Ill
1951 1st color baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
1951 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
1951 NY Giants lose to go 13« games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win pennant
1952 Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
1954 BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
1954 Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French & Communist Vietminh
1955 Indonesia govt of Harahap forms
1956 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620
1956 Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"
1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
1957 Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich
1960 Chad declares Independence from France
1960 French colony of Chad became independent
1961 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
1962 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
1962 Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
1962 Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
1962 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
1963 Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1964 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
1964 Race riot in Paterson NJ
1965 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
1965 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
1965 Watts riots begin in Southeast LA, lasts 6 days
1966 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
1967 Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on 9 pitches
1968 Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
1968 Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
1969 Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder
1969 Pitts Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1970 Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
1970 Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront
1971 Construction begins on Louisiana Superdome
1971 Harmon Killebrew hits HRs #500 & 501
1972 "Cheech & Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas
1974 56th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 276 at Tanglewood NC
1974 Coup in East-Timor under UDT
1974 Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)
1975 Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game
1975 US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN
1976 Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses & is hospitalized in Miami
1976 Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die
1977 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, v Aust at Headingley
1978 Funeral of Pope Paul VI
1978 Legionnaire's disease bacteria isolated in Atlanta
1979 28øF in Embarrass Minnesota
1979 Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year
1980 Angola revises its constitution
1980 Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
1980 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns
1982 Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazili‰-France
1984 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olym track golds
1984 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
1984 During a radio voice test Pres Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"
1984 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
1984 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
1985 "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 perfs
1985 67th PGA Championship: Hubert Green shoots 278 at Cherry Hills Denver
1985 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz
1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1985 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
1986 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
1987 France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
1988 225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR
1988 Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
1988 Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament
1989 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres
1989 Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England
1989 Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune
1990 Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
1990 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (110 at bats)
1991 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
1991 73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind
1991 Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
1991 Shite Moslems release US hostage Edward Tracy
1991 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands
1991 Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start
1992 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
1993 Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth
1993 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke
1993 Pope John Paul II visits Mexico
1993 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)
1994 Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected pres of Guinee-Bissau
1996 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performs
1996 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY
1996 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
1997 Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday
1999 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)

That's All....

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